Power went out at Six Flags AstroWorld

Monday, May 16, 2005 1:50 AM
Just saw it on the news, only recorded about 90% of the report though. I guess the power went out at the park and they had to close from it. Some people were stuck on the Serial Thriller brake run for 45minutes from what the report says.

Here is the clip I was able to get of the report on the LA station Fox11:

I didn't get it in the clip but they said people were stranded "hundreds of feet off the ground" and patrons were "terrified" throught the event. The general public must eat these "terror reports" up... *** Edited 5/16/2005 6:05:18 AM UTC by GoliathKills***

Monday, May 16, 2005 4:07 AM
The power went out in most of the park and the surrounding area.

Power was out for a little less than an hour at which time normal operation returned.

The only news story should have read "Astroworld and surrounding area lose power: Guest Inconvienced"

Monday, May 16, 2005 10:06 AM
I love how whenever there's a power outage at a park, the locals are always "terrified" even if it means sitting on the brake run for a while ;)

Goliath, you're right, the media just eats this stuff up...it really isn't that big of a deal sometimes...

Monday, May 16, 2005 10:10 AM
And how people are "stranded" hundreds of feet off the ground.
Monday, May 16, 2005 4:57 PM
Indeed. Remember how guests were stuck over 200 feet in the air on Two Face-The Flip Side at SFA in 2003? Heck, that same report said that riders go up about 135 feet, yet they go up 235 feet as well. I'd love to find a ride where you can go up 100 feet above the height of the track.
Monday, May 16, 2005 10:03 PM
I still think SFA should put up a sign at the entrance to Two-Face that says "As featured on CNN Headline News". SFA got a lot of publicity out of that incident. We lost power at SFA last year as well. That was more serious. While recently deleting old emails, I found an email that referred to a power outage at Busch Gardens Williamsburg. And last year Great Adventure lost power as well. When you don't have solar panels and windmill farms to power your park, you're at the mercy of the local power company and whatever idiot decides to run his car into a telephone pole (I believe that was the cause of the SFA outage).
Friday, May 20, 2005 2:51 PM
Thank god Serial Thriller was painted before our national debute!

I wished we had something 200 feet to get stuck on.


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